Bas Kosters is widely known as the Netherlands' most distinctive designer. He exposes societal and social issues like no one else in the world of Dutch fashion. Kosters creates a universe where clothing, installations, drawings, illustrations, textile art, soft sculptures, and videos enter into a dialogue with each other. 'I want to be soft' reveals Kosters' universe of thirteen years in fashion and design: a colourful total work of art that originates in his heartfelt responses to the world around us. Besides many images, this book also contains essays by several authors who share their views on Bas Kosters and his oeuvre.